The Newspaper Publishing industry is set to generate $9.9 billion in 2017, with revenue falling at an annualized rate of 6.8% since 2012. In 2017 alone, revenue is set to fall 5.5%. Rising internet usage has reduced demand for newspapers, particularly in China's large cities. Additionally, rising newsprint paper costs have led to narrower profit margins.The industry has a low concentration level compared with developed countries, although there has been an increase in the number of establishments. Certain newspaper publishers dominate specific regions in China. For example, Beijing Daily Group accounts for over 60.0% of total newspaper circulation in Beijing.In the five years to 2022, ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will decrease 6.1%...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

LicensingIt is necessary to obtain a license from the General Administration of Press and Publications to publish a new newspaper. Strict regulatory requirements prevent some new firms from entering this industry.TalentThe industry currently has a relatively low automation level. Some core functions in the newspaper publishing process, such as writing, editing, news collection and sales, require large numbers of skilled employees. As there is currently a shortage of skilled writers and editors in China, it is a challenge for new newspaper publishers to attract skilled workers to ensure the quality of their newspapers...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Newspaper Publishing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Newspaper Publishing Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections and Competition from other Industries in the Newspaper Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

    The Newspaper Publishing industry in China comprises establishments that publish national and local newspapers. Establishments engaged in newspaper printing, wholesaling or retailing are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Daily newspapers
  • Weekly newspapers
  • Industry Activities
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections
  • Competition from other Industries
  • Economic Indicators - Advertising
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Population Growth - Total Population
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Services to Printing

  • Current Performance
    Advertising market
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Industry landscape
  • Table: Newspaper Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newspaper Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Gas Stations
  • Hotels
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book, Magazine and Periodical Printing
  • Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Daily newspapers
  • Weekly newspapers
  • Chart: Newspaper Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Population
  • Internet age
  • Income levels
  • Distribution networks
  • Major events

  • Major Markets
  • Newspaper publishers' branches
  • Subscriptions
  • Distribution companies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newspaper Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newspaper Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Content
  • Distribution
  • Complementary items
  • Circulation and reach
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Guangzhou Daily Group, Beijing Daily Group, Shanghai United Media Group, Nanfang Press Corporation, Shenzhen Press Group,
  • Table: Guangzhou Daily Group - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Daily Group - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai United Media Group - financial performance
  • Table: Nanfang Press Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Shenzhen Press Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newspaper Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Newspaper Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Total Printed Copies (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The number of copies of an average issue that a newspaper distributes.
  • Netizens
  • People that rely on the internet for news and other information, as well as entertainment and other services.
  • Publishing Management Regulation
  • Issued in 1997, it stipulates the requirements of a publisher's establishments, the contents of publications as well as the requirements for printing and distribution.
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